On Falcon's Wings

On Falcon's Wings

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by Lisa J. Yarde
     
 

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Love united them. Destiny drove them apart. When Avicia, a Norman noblewoman, makes a careless but costly mistake with a prized falcon, the brutal punishment nearly claims her life. Her Saxon lover, Edric of Newington, witnesses her ordeal but cannot share her fate. Another destiny awaits him in England, and the prospect of a loveless marriage. Swept away in the arms…  See more details below

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Love united them. Destiny drove them apart. When Avicia, a Norman noblewoman, makes a careless but costly mistake with a prized falcon, the brutal punishment nearly claims her life. Her Saxon lover, Edric of Newington, witnesses her ordeal but cannot share her fate. Another destiny awaits him in England, and the prospect of a loveless marriage. Swept away in the arms of another, Avicia enters the treacherous court of Duke William of Normandy. Through the years, Edric and Avicia reunite in a timeless, forbidden love, but a bitter rivalry for the English throne divides them. In a world forever altered in the aftermath of Hastings, hope rises and the chance to love again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453624838
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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Meet the Author

Lisa J. Yarde writes fiction inspired by the Middle Ages in Europe. She is the author of two historical novels set in medieval England and Normandy, The Burning Candle, based on the life of Isabel de Vermandois, and On Falcon's Wings, chronicling the star-crossed romance between Norman and Saxon lovers. Lisa has also written Sultana, Sultana's Legacy and Sultana: Two Sisters, novels set during a turbulent period of Moorish Spain, where rivalries and ambitions threaten the fragile bonds between members of a powerful family. The six-part series will be completed in 2015.

Born in Barbados, Lisa currently lives in New York City. She is also an avid blogger and moderates at Unusual Historicals. She is also a regular contributor at Historical Novel Reviews and History and Women. Her personal blog is The Brooklyn Scribbler.

Learn more about Lisa and her writing at the website www.lisajyarde.com. Follow her on Twitter or become a Facebook fan. For information on upcoming releases from Lisa, join her mailing list at http://eepurl.com/un8on.

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On Falcon's Wings 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Lisa did her research. All authentic characters except two. Fictional drama nicely woven into historical facts. Had to make a genealogy chart to help me understand relationships. The sexual scenes were very understated, leaving much to the imagination. Society and mores of the 11th century were explicitly detailed and allowed me to mentally absorb the brutality and insensitivity of the nobility and religious. I loved this book and will read it again. But I needed a regional map of Europe to find the countries that do not exist today. A glossary would also be helpful, as many ancient words are not in the dictionary. (what is a handfasted wife?) Thank you,Lisa, for all your hard work on this book.
DianeCu More than 1 year ago
Well written & researched historical novel. Pretty interesting, but too many sex scenes spoiled it for me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
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Melissa Fierke More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books started out ok, but it became so silly, I just couldn't finish it. And it was not particularly well written.
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Way+to+much+going+on%2C+cant+keep+up.+Giving+up%21
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yoopergirlSM More than 1 year ago
I loved this well researched and well written historical romance that takes place in 11th century Europe. I would love to read more historical fiction by this author.